Sunday, July 20, 2008

Roof Trusses All Up - Part 1

I've finished installing the roof trusses over the bedroom area. They're all braced and ready for roof sheathing, but I need to build the end gable wall before I can do the sheathing because the sheathing needs to extend out over the gable wall.

The trusses are attached to the sill plates with metal connectors called hurricane ties. There are two ties on each truss; one connects to the front of the sill plate, the other to the top. This protects against both lateral and vertical movement.